Saturday, October 27, 2012

Plans Postponed

When a Sampler Designing Rock Star asks you to do some secret stitching for her, you postpone your plans and pick up a needle! The quilt will wait. I've got silks to ply! Happy Weekend!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Surrounded By The Dishes

Finally!  I'm surrounded by pressed Broken Dishes blocks!  Whew!  


I was asked recently how I approach scrap quilts if I don't use a design wall.  Well. Truth be told I don't stress too much about placement.  So long as two exact blocks aren't touching, I'm pretty okay with it!  This isn't supposed to be stressful!  I doubt the quiltmakers of earlier times planned and plotted and freaked out about scrap quilt block placement!  

So here's how I will handle these.  First they will all get dumped in a laundry basket and mixed up.  I'll sit down and just randomly pull and sew blocks together, making sure I don't sew identical blocks together. 

Another thing I don't do is work in rows.  Hardly ever will you find me sewing long rows together.  Instead I like to work in quadrants.  Much easier to handle for me! 

So there you have it!  I'll be pulling blocks out of the laundry basket this upcoming week from time to time.  I hope this one goes together relatively quickly!  Sure seems like the quilt project that never ends!

Happy Saturday!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quick and Not So Quick!

It's always nice to get a little quick fix of finishing something!  These little fingerless mitts were just the ticket for me this weekend!  Friday night I pulled out the leftover sock yarn from my Game Day "Go Cowboys" socks and cast these on.  Finished them up this evening!  After the Cowboys loss today, I like the fact that the coloring of these is such that I can also just call them "denim friendly" instead of anything Cowboys related and still feel good wearing them!  ;o)

 True to form, as I worked on one project, I had my eye on another.  I've been perusing this....

and I'm getting in the mood to prep an applique quilt....or three!  I need to finish up that Broken Dishes quilt first, and get busy on another quilt that I'll be doing to share with my quilting small group by year's end.  But there are some lovely quilts in Barb Adams & Alma Allen's new book--"In The Meadow" that I can dream about starting, though they certainly won't be quick to finish.  That's okay though!

So tell was YOUR weekend?  :o)


No Rain!?

They said it was going to be a rainy weekend. But it's far from rainy. I was kind of looking forward to a rainy two days so I could spend some time down in the quilt den. Instead we've had a gorgeous weather weekend so I've been upstairs knitting! Started a quick pair of fingerless mitts with some leftover sock yarn. Gotta love a quick project! Lets hope it rains next weekend so I'm more inclined to be in the quilt den!

Friday, October 12, 2012

An Avery Smile To Start Your Day

Gratuitous Granddaughter Photo. Not that I'm proud or anything! ;o). Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm On Deck!

On deck and waiting for my at-bat with the weekend! I'll be kicking it off early tomorrow and will be counting the minutes until 2:00! That's when I'll waltz out of the office with a spring in my step!

Tonight I thoroughly enjoyed the Veeps debate and am knitting a bit on the Hypotenuse Wrap. Really really liking this Silky Wool. And the project as a whole!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Step

Last night I finished sewing the individual broken dishes blocks! The clipping, snipping of dog ears, and pressing will save for another day! Maybe this weekend! Happy Wednesday!

Friday, October 05, 2012

One WIP Done!

Finished my PomPom Peds (sans pompoms) last night! Excited to have a WIP done! Now i can move on to another this weekend. And work in that quilt! Happy Friday!

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Side Effects of Startitis

They tell you it's harmless.......that case of Startitis.
 Go ahead...cast big deal!
You'll be FINE. But they don't tell you about the side effects.
(La Novia - Knitspot - Sanguine Gryphon Traveler in unknown colorway)

The inability to decide which project to work on.
(Hypotenuse Wrap - Knitspot - Silky Wool)
Putting time in on one, while you're 'cheating' with another project in your mind.
(Cambria Wrap - Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Tomato Frog)
Trying to decide which you could actually finish first.
(Obstacles - Knitspot - Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Florida Blue Centipede)
And the whole while....
(Pom Pom Peds sans Poms - Plymouth Yarn Sockotta Limited #9846)
plotting in your head which yarn you're going to cake up and cast on next! 

And that's just the knitting strain!
 The sampler stitching strain is active as well!

 Don't let them fool you. 
 This Startitis is a bad, bad disease! 
Are you afflicted?